Carlo Franzoni

June 7, 1929November 7, 2020

Carlo Franzoni, 91, of Avon, beloved husband for almost 45 years of the late Lucia (Formica) Franzoni, died in the arms of his loving family on November 7, 2020. Born June 7, 1929 in Esine in Brescia, Italy, he was the son of the late Andrea and Margherita (Fenini) Franzoni. As a child, he helped his family tending to the farm and village store they had at the time. Before coming to America, he worked in Germany, Switzerland and in Canada. He immigrated to America in 1970, where he met his loving wife Lucia and had three children. He leaves behind Dr. Marina Franzoni and grandson Carlino, Margaret (Davide) Aparo and grandchildren Maria and Paul. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews and extended family members. In addition to his loving wife, Lucia and his parents, he was predeceased by his infant son, Carlo; two brothers, Paolo and Piero Franzoni and six sisters, Ausilia Wessel, Lidia Corradini, Magdalena Franzoni, Paola Federici, Franca Franzoni, and Sandra Franzoni. Carlo was a hardworking man who always could be seen with a smile and took everything in life in stride. He had impeccable work ethic, starting his own elastic netting fabrication called Franconet. He adored his family and loved working in the garden, especially his beautiful flowers. He was a meat cutter and worked many years in different establishments, Crown Supermarket, Edwards Supermarket and Finast Supermarket. Upon retirement, he went back to work at Crown Supermarket part time for 20 years. Special thanks to the staff at Cherry Brook Health Care Center, especially nurse Nicole, who was like a daughter to Carlo. The family will receive relatives and friends on Thursday, November 19, 2020 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the D’Esopo Funeral Chapel, 277 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield. A prayer service will take place at 12:30 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford. To share a memory of Carlo with his family, please visit


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Pina Lo curzio

November 19, 2020

Dear Marina and family, so sorry for your loss! He is at peace now and together again with your mom. Our sincerest sympathies , love Gildo and Pina ! 🙏

George Blair

November 13, 2020

Dear Marina, Margaret, and your families. My deepest condolences and sympathy with the loss of your father. I was fortunate to meet and work with your father at Heartland Food Warehouse. He was not only a meat cutter, but a true craftsman. Always hardworking and always that smile. Always ready to share his knowledge, his common sense, and make others smile. We shared many memories with our conversations in later years that made us both laugh. Our prayers are with you always.


Barbara Claffey

November 12, 2020

Dear Marina,
I was so sorry to read of your Father's passing.
With deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to you Carlino and the family..

Eric Wessel

November 12, 2020

To my dearest cousins Margaret and Marina. I want to pass on my deepest condolences to you and your family. I can remember the good times I had with my uncle Carlo in Montreal a long time ago. I also remember visiting you all in Hartford and the great food & fun we had on those visits. My mother, Carlo's sister, will be hugging him in heaven along with your mother Lucia. I’m so sorry that the Canada/USA border is closed that we can’t come to pay our respects. Hopefully we will see you soon. Love you all. Eric Wessel and the rest of your Canadian family

Paul Rizza

November 11, 2020

I’ll always keep fond memories of visiting Carlo’s daughter Marina and finding Signor Franzoni sitting at the kitchen table with a smile. He seemed to light up over even just a short chat with me in Italian. I would like to extend my deepest condolences to my beloved friend Marina and grandson and namesake Carlino as well as the rest of the Franzoni family. My heart and thoughts are with you all. Baci & abbracci.
Paul Rizza


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